‘Mom-in-chief’ says Feingold is needed in Washington

    First Lady Michelle Obama lamented this week that far too many people feel like the American dream is slipping away, but she promised her husband’s policies were designed to help them reclaim that hope.
    “We are here to restore that dream,” Obama said at a Wednesday fundraiser for Dem U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.)
    Calling herself “Mom-in-Chief,” Obama said the there’s a universal belief among Americans that “regardless of where we are from, what we look like or how much money we have, we all want to leave something better for our kids.”
    Obama emphasized that the president “cannot do this alone. He needs strong leaders like Russ.”
    She then urged the crowd to do all it could to help Feingold win re-election, adding, “This election isn’t just about all that we have accomplished over the last couple years. It’s about all we have left to do in the months and years ahead.”
    Feingold, who spoke prior to the First Lady, charged that GOP opponent Ron Johnson was “hiding from media, hiding from voters and hiding behind political talking points.”
    Prior to Obama’s speech, state GOP Chair Reince Priebus took a swipe at the “parade of D.C. insiders” who have come to Wisconsin to help Feingold’s campaign, saying it “isn’t the best tactic for a candidate trying to prove that he hasn’t ‘Gone Washington’ over the last 18 years.”
    – WisPolitics.com

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